J.J. Abrams' Star Trek 2 is scheduled to start shooting next year for a June 29th 2012 release date. So as of right now the creative team is planning everything out and getting everything ready for the films' production. Of course there are several meetings taking place for the film at this time. There's an article in the New York Times that talks about the different ways the iPad is being used in Hollywood, and how it was used reveal a specific Star Trek character that was discussed during one of these meetings with Abrams, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof:
Last month at a meeting in Hollywood, it was time to plot out the sequel to Star Trek, last year's blockbuster reboot of the sci-fi franchise.
The attendees all brought smartphones — gadgets far more powerful than the videophones imagined by the Star Trek writers 40 years ago. Bob Orci brought something the writers back then could only dream of: an iPad.
Mr. Orci, meeting with the producers J. J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof and Bryan Burk, and his fellow writer Alex Kurtzman, jump-started the discussion with an iPad slide show, showing stills from the first film, snapshots of potential locations and a photo of a suggested actress for one of the roles. On the woman's photo, he had used his iPad to paint on a Vulcan ear.
A new Vulcan female character that would be played by a well known actress? Who do you think it could be?
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